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Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Dear Bubby,
My first-and-ever girlfriend, who is an American, hasn't connected with me for more than 5 months.
Is it over?

From, Serkan (Ýzmir, Turkey)

Dear Serkan,
Absence makes the heart grow fonder for someone else and that may be what happened to your with your girl friend. Still there is nothing wrong - in fact it is very nice that you write to her or call her to say Hello. Maybe she has been ill or thinks you don't care. It is always nice to look back and renew your friendship with the opposite sex.

Maybe she think of you too but is too shy to get in touch with you. I remember hearing from an old boyfriend who lived in California. After many years he called me. How he found out my address I will never know but it felt nice to hear from him. We exchanged our present life styles. He asked me to come out to California - but I would not do that at this time. But it was nice. Try giving it a try. You both will get a kick out of it.

Good Luck.

Dear Bubby,
I'm a nice 37 year-old Jewish guy. The problem is that I live in a university town in England. Everyone here seems to be either 18 or 60. How can I meet people my own age?

From, Brit-man (Durham, England)

Dear Brit-man,
Seek out a Jewish community in perhaps another town not too far away and join a club there. Try some activity at the school. A sport or a game of some kind - old people don't play sports much. Go to lectures where young people go. They are usually your age. How about taking a trip to London?

How did you get to this town? Why didn't you get some information about the people at the school? If you are studying for a Masters or PHD degree, you are only there for a short time and you should spend weekends visiting the country. That is a good way to meet people. You don't tell me much about yourself so I am just guessing about you. If you feel like it - write me more.

Good Luck
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Bubby is our 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93 94 year old grandmother.
A few years ago we introduced her to the internet and we've been getting daily e-mails from her ever since. When she was 87, we began this website. We now believe she is the oldest blogger on the Internet.

Whether Bubby is reminding us that boyfriends do not substitute for warm jackets in the winter, or that it's better to receive a compliment than a brick, she always has something to say to her granddaughters.

Now with this new website, Bubby can finally share her wisdom with the rest of the world. And she's excited about it! (Which confuses us, because she used to say we were all she needed.)

Hopefully this will be as much fun for new readers as it will surely be for her. And if not, well, as Bubby says, it will all come out in the wash.

So, are you looking for advice on food, work, a broken heart, or the perfect bat mitzvah present?

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